Artists Martin Ball

Martin Ball

b. 1952, New Zealand
Lives in Auckland

Realist painter Martin Ball has a Master of Fine Arts with Honours from the University of Auckland, Elam School of Fine Arts (2001) and is a qualified teacher (1975).

Ball was a finalist in the distinguished Australian portraiture awards The Archibald Prize, held New South Wales Gallery in 2005 and 2010, and in 2008 won the Packing Room Prize. He was also awarded the People’s Choice Award at the 2006 Wallace Art Awards.

Throughout his career Ball has produced a number of successful commissions and his works are held in numerous private collections and public institutes including Auckland Art Gallery, Christchurch Art Gallery, Waikato Museum and Sarjeant Gallery.

Gow Langsford Gallery has represented Martin Ball since 2000.

Martin Ball

Education

1970 - 72 BFA, University of Auckland Elam School of Fine Arts

1974 - 75 Teaching Diploma, Auckland College of Education

2001 MFA (Hons), University of Auckland Elam School of Fine Arts

selected exhibitions

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2015 Still, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland 

2011 Recent Portraits, John Leech Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2009 Carey’s Bay 2000, John Leech Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2007 New Works, John Leech Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2005 Drawings on Paper, The Crescent Gallery, Otara
Martin Ball: Selected Portraits 2000-2005, SOFA Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand

2004 New Paintings, John Leech Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2000 Paintings: Five Portraits, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

1998 Paper Works, The Drawings Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

1995 Drawings, Bowen Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

1994 Drawing Paper, Warwick Brown Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

1991 Drawings, Bowen Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
New Work, Portfolio Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

1989 Prints and Drawings, Portfolio Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

1984 New Work, Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

1983 New Work, Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

1980 Five Years, Peter Webb Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

1975 Exhibition of Drawings, Barry Lett Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand